And then it was time to join the tour guide outside the visitor center where we each grabbed an umbrella—they expect rain here—and started off to a church on the grounds. This church wasn’t part of the plantation, but there were churches on plantations, so it was deemed sort of historically accurate. Later in the tour we saw a jail from Gonzales, Louisiana, built in 1868—it wasn’t part of any slave plantation, because slavery ended in 1865. Except, of course, as punishment for a crime for which one has been duly convicted—yep, that’s right, the 13th Amendment has a loophole. So maybe this jail is part of the history slavery, if we understand Reconstruction and Jim Crow as continuations of, or at least contiguous with, slavery itself, but it’s not indigenous to this exact site. Some of the slave cabins were original, but others weren’t, and none of them were in the same places they were in the 1800s, because then they’d be too far for visitors to comfortably reach.